Bach Sonata in C Minor for Violin and Piano BWV 1017
Mozart Duet for Violin and Viola in B flat Major KV424 'Andante Cantabile' Movement
Ravel Sonata for Violin and Piano
Schumann Piano Quartet
The Gagliano Ensemble plays regularly throughout the UK as Duo, String Trio, String Quintet, Piano Trio, Piano Quartet and Piano Quintet recently giving concerts for the Woodbridge, Matlock and Music-Chamber Music Societies. They release their first recording in 2013 on the Music-Chamber label to include Piano quartets by both Gustav Mahler, Alfred Schnittke and a new work by Edmund Finnis.
Galya Bisengalieva, a gifted violinist of Kazakh origin, was born into a musical family and began playing at the age of five.
She has held a post of Soloist with the Kazakh State Symphony Orchestra since 2010 performing Barber, Beethoven, Schnittke, Mendelssohn, Bernstein and Korngold concertos. Recent appearances as soloist with orchestras in Europe, Asia and South America culminated in a sell-out performance of Bruch’s Violin Concerto in Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires, for which Galya received the Revelación Award by the Music Critics Association of Argentina.
Highlights of 2015 include Brahms’s Violin Concerto as part of Liam Byrne’s Meltdown Festival with the London Contemporary Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall. Debut at Béla Bartók National Concert Hall in Budapest and Victoria Hall in Geneva as part of the Antigel Festival. She plays on a recently commissioned violin by Jürgen Manthey. www.galyabisengalieva.com
Robert Ames is a conductor and violist. He enjoys working with a wide range of artists from Fashion designer Vivien Westwood to Frank Ocean, or Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead. His work is as likely to take in sessions at Abbey Road, the National Theatre or working in the film studio on projects such as John Maclean’s Sundance Flim Festival award winning Slow West and Naji Abu Nowar’s Oscar nominated film Theeb. Ames has premiered many new works, most recently giving a critically acclaimed performance of Bell Station 3 composed by Terry Riley at the Barbican.
When Ames set up the London Contemporary Orchestra with co-Artistic Director Hugh Brunt in 2008, his mission was to “think very differently about what people want to listen to”. This raison d’etre led to him winning the h.Club 100 award recognizing the UK’s most influential people working in the arts and LCO winning the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Ensemble award in 2015.
Peter Limonov studied at Moscow’s Central Music School under the guidance of Siavush Gadjiev, Valery Piasetsky and Andrei Pisarev. After winning First Prize at the Nikolai Rubinstein International Piano Competition (Paris, 1998) he started giving concerts throughout Europe and Russia, supported by the Vladimir Spivakov Foundation. His notable appearances as a soloist and chamber musician include Wigmore Hall, La Roque d’Antheron festival, iTunes Festival 2014, Cadogan Hall, Purcell Room, St Martin-in-the-Fields, the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, a recital in The Duke’s Hall in the presence of HRH Prince Charles, CD recordings for “Onyx” and “Decca”; TV appearances for BBC Proms Extra, Newsnight, BBC Breakfast and broadcasts for BBC Radio 3 and “Culture” TV channel. In November 2013 Peter made his conducting début with London International Chamber Orchestra, directing works by Glazunov and Rachmaninov.
Oliver Coates is a cellist, composer and producer based in London. In the past year he has performed solo shows in China, Russia, Brazil, Egypt and Australia, and made his New York debut at Le Poisson Rouge. He was the winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society Young Artist Award 2011 and is an Artist in Residence at the Southbank Centre. He releases record on PRAH Recordings among other labels and collaborates with the London Contemporary Orchestra, Mica Levi (on the score for Under the Skin) and the visual artist Lawrence Lek (on the award-winning video piece Unreal Estate). He has programmed the Southbank Centre’s 2016 DEEP∞MINIMALISM festival. His performance at Port Eliot Literary Festival in July 2015 was picked as one of the highlights of the year by the Guardian music writers.